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How Did I Get Here? - k12314

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Chapter 26: Why Me?


I hid in some bushes near Fluttershy's cottage. I had placed a single rose (Cheesy I know) with a note that said "Guess who?" I felt like a real creep doing this... But it was a good idea, and after what happened to Zeph, I was hoping I would get the same results.

Fluttershy opened her door to leave, but noticed what was sitting on her doorstep. She read the note, and her wings extended when she blushed. Oh goodness, she really DID love me. She took the rose inside, probably to put them in a vase. I snuck to the nearest street and walked around aimlessly, acting as if I had done nothing.

"Oh, h-hi Kyle."

"Hey Shy. How goes it?"

"Well a certain romantic someone left me a nice gift. I have to thank them." She walked away with an understanding look... But she didn't understand. DANG IT.

"Crud..." I have to try again...


After a week of playing stalker, it just made things worse. I should have seen this coming... Since when do my plans ever work? Maybe Twilight can help me. She always reads books, she has to have come across SOMETHING.

I walked into the library to see Twilight sitting on her sofa, reading a book.

"Hey, Twilight."

"Oh, hello there, Mr. Shy." She grinned when she said that. I felt my hope shatter.

"WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY TO ME!?!?" I was not happy about this ordeal.

Twilight took a step back. I had apparently frightened her by lashing out like that. I took a deep breath.

"Sorry. I just don't feel like hearing anything like that. I didn't ask her out to go out with her. I wanted to know if she really had... Feelings for me. Sadly, my plan worked too well."

Twilight looked at me, and sighed. "I suppose you came for advice then?"


"Alright. I know a lot about pony psychology, and I know that most ponies prefer the direct approach. Just tell her! Even though it is Fluttershy, she won't hate you for it."

I groaned, knowing that something would go wrong if I tried that. "Are you SURE there isn't any other way?"

"Well..." I saw a swish of pink hair from upstairs, and looked back at Twilight to see her horn glowing.

"Fluttershy really wants this, and I know enough about your mentality to know that you want a relationship. Sorry, but I have to do this..."

I realized what kind of spell she was casting. "NONONONONO!"

The magic blasted out of her horn, and I ducked, narrowly dodging the spell. I ran out the door. I needed a place to hide. Rarity would probably help.


I ran into the boutique, and I saw Rarity looking at me, puzzled.

"Rarity! I need a place to hide! Twilight is helping Fluttershy in her crazy plot to make me love her, and I need somewhere to hide, NOW."

"Oh dear... Well I can definitely help darling. See that pile of cloth over there? Get behind that."

"THANK YOU!" I dove behind the cloth, trying to keep myself hidden as much as possible. I tipped my hat down, as it was sticking out from behind the cloth.

Right after I hid, I heard the bell over the door jingle.

"Rarity! Kyle is hiding from Fluttershy. He is delusional, and in denial of his feelings." Twilight, you have no idea how wrong you are.

"I hope we aren't scaring him..." Fluttershy...

"Don't worry darlings... I'm sure he's fine." I heard her clear her throat, and then I heard hoofsteps coming towards my position. The cloth starting glowing with a familiar purple glow. Rarity had tricked me.

"Aha! Now stop running, we know how you really feel, and we want to help you." Twilight was so wrong about human psychology it was scaring me.

"Ummm... Well... You see..." I wished I could have used my shoes to fly out of there, but the panic in my mind was blocking the mental link.

Her horn started to glow, and Fluttershy gave me a loving smile.

"THAT'S IT. ENOUGH!" I stood up, and threw my arms in the air. Everyone stopped. Good thing, because I had no idea what to do next.

So, I did what was instinctive. I ran.

Maybe I can trust Applejack. She is The Element of Honesty after all.


I ran inside of the farmhouse of Sweet Apple Acres. AJ was looking at me angrily for not knocking and waiting.

"AJ I'm sorry to intrude, but I need to hide. PLEASE!"

"Ah' know. Ah' heard from Twilight 'bout th' plan, and Ah' don't like it one bit. Ya' can hide in mah' closet."

"Thanks AJ, I knew I could trust you."

I ran to her room and hid in the closet, hoping that AJ wasn't lying to me as well.

I was there for about ten minutes before I heard the door open.

"Hi Applejack." This time Fluttershy was doing the talking. "Was Kyle here?"

"He... Ah' mean..." She was trying to lie for my sake... "He's here."

"Where?" Twilight sounded agitated.

"Ah' don't know."

"Then we'll search for him. I want to help him with his problem, but he won't let me."

"Problem? He never told me 'bout no problem."

"Yes. He's in denial about his feelings for Fluttershy."

I heard silence for about a minute, and then I heard some footsteps coming from downstairs... Now up the stairs. Uh-oh.

I got out of the closet and looked for an escape route. The only way out was the window. This is gonna hurt... I quietly opened the window and climbed out.


I landed on the ground, my knees bent all the way down. Then I fell over, clutching them in pain.

"Ohhh..." I tried to muffle a scream of pain. I had a bad knee, and the other had gone bad over the years from leaning on it to not hurt the first one.

I slowly got up, and wobbled when I tried to stand. I made my way towards town. Pinkie was out of the question: She would treat this like a big game. Dash is the element of Loyalty, so I didn't want to make her have to hide me and lie to everypony else. I had no choice, I had to confront them myself.

"Ahem." It was Twilight.

I spun around, and they saw how my knees were bent.

"Are you OK?" Fluttershy said, worried.

"Yeah. But LISTEN. I don't feel like that about you, Fluttershy. I'm sorry, but I just don't believe in love anymore. I do NOT want a relationship, and besides, you're a different species than I am!"

Fluttershy looked at me with a face full of guilt, and Twilight rubbed the back of her head, obviously realizing she had made a mistake.

"I'm sorry Kyle. I guess I let myself think I knew more about the human mind than you do."

"Nah, it's OK."

I hear Fluttershy start to whimper. I kneeled down next to her.

"Don't cry, Shy. You and I can still be friends. I don't hate you. I never could! You are a kind and loving pony, but I'm just not ready for relationships yet."

She looked at me and wiped the tears from her eyes. She mustered a weak smile.

"Alright. I just hope I haven't made you feel uncomfortable."

"You have NO IDEA. But it's all good. Those feelings are gone, and we can all be friends and act like this never happened, deal?"

Twilight nodded, and Fluttershy's smile grew wider.

Boy am I glad THAT'S over.

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